Alex Murdaugh

Alex Murdaugh faced more than 100 charges in South Carolina for financial crimes related to an insurance scheme he allegedly orchestrated involving, among others, the estate of his late household employee, Gloria Satterfield. The charges span crimes in Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Orangeburg County. In Beaufort County, where Murdaugh was indicted in 2021 on charges of obtaining a signature of property by false pretenses, among other charges, the case centers around the estate of Gloria Satterfield, the Murdaugh family's long-time housekeeper. Murdaugh is charged with taking more than $3 million paid by his insurance company that was meant for the Satterfield family and taking it for his personal use. The Satterfield family has separately filed a lawsuit against Murdaugh for the money he allegedly stole. Murdaugh has already pleaded guilty to multiple financial crimes at the federal level. During his testimony at his murder trial, he admitted to practically all of the financial crimes of which he now currently stands accused of.